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Traditionally, a censor is defined an "official who examines texts for the purposes of suppressing objectionable material". However, contemporary definitions of censorship is more broad not restricted to an individual.
Censorship is is the suppression of speech, public communication or other information which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or other such entities.
The whole gist of the game is that it's like an interactive book. There's some sort of text that you have to read, and a hyperlink that you would have to click to progress through the story.
No scores, its not an "activity engaged in for diversion or amusement". Defining "Depression Quest" as a game is like defining a 10 second clip of wind gushing as music. Sure it has elements that might one day might make it potentially fun and enjoyableit a song, but overall, noise and sound is not a song.. Given the title "Depression Quest", its obvious that its hardly meant to be fun and to be played as a "game".
This post will not be a sole wall of text. Here's an example of censorship at its finest.
Russell Brand provides an engaging discussion solely based upon censorship on this video. You can watch it here. But note our favourite host Sean Patrick Hannity of Fox Mews censors the speech of Yousef Munayyer (Palestine Center - Pro Palestine
- Pro Israel) while freely allowing Zuhdi Jasser (American Islamic Forum for Democracy - Pro Israel - Pro Palestine) to speak.
Edit: Daniel Nascimento pointed out that I got the agenda of the guests mixed up.
To clarify, "Yousef Munayyer" of the "Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development" is for the "Palestinian people", whilst "Zuhdi Jasser" of the "American Islamic Forum for Democracy" is against Islam and tends towards the "Pro Israel" side of the debate.
I have my own agenda, but the sides are not important in this post, it's the idea that censorship is real and will inevitably influence the rest of our lives.
In hindsight, we all know that traditional media is bias. And its highly recommended that you actually watch the conversation above (either the original or Russell Brand's version), to see censorship for yourself. Now watch this, this is where the "Depression Quest" game links in with censorship.
The issues that this video explores raises the question, "What if article-based sites. Dedicated professional gaming news blogs covering 'Depression Quest'. Suddenly degraded to a point where it becomes the next 'traditional media'? Like fox news."
I am not a feminist, but nor am I misogynist.
I prefer the idea that everyone should be treated as equals.
That way, we won't have issues such as.
The people supporting Zoe Quinn, aka "TheQuinnspiracy" aka "The Quinnspiracy", are mostly feminists, mostly consisting of a female population on twitter and tumblr, however also consisting of a fairly vocal male minority.
I have not a single issue about this. Free speech is key to overcoming issues of censorship and online freedom.
But the issue lies due to the following
This shitstorm is highlighted in TotalBiscuit's mini-post
DCMA censoring leading to EVERYONE knowing about it? Good job, Zoe! Or should I say, good BJ...
Shitstorm? I don't believe that the defecation of faeces is an appropriate term for this scenario. Maybe a Hurricane would be a more appropriate term to define this even. Since it blows you away.
This is censorship.
This is ""feminism"".
Typical "factual" response
So from what I have seen @Vahn16 did not write a review for Depression Quest on Kotaku or RPS.— Emerson Goo (@emgoo_gooem) August 20, 2014
This is the rest of the nonsense.
Real glad there's parasitic youtube personalities contributing to & signal boosting a harassment campaign from MRAs spewing gossip as gospel— Zoë ʻGRANOSʼ Quinn (@TheQuinnspiracy) August 20, 2014
Oh yeah. Someone on YouTube just posted this...
In the immortal words of my fifth-grade self, MYOB. Don't attack Zoe for what is a personal issue, and not an industry-wide deception.— Emerson Goo (@emgoo_gooem) August 20, 2014
If you're trying to make ME responsible for YOURS or ANYONE'S shitty views on women, you should stop making all women responsible for one.— Zoë ʻGRANOSʼ Quinn (@TheQuinnspiracy) August 19, 2014
The consensus is that the entire cause of this "gamergate" issue is one of sexism and misogyny, when in fact it only targets Zoe Quinn. Sexism and misogyny is untrue, as media journalism is a part of a conspiracy where they are currently facing criticism for being biased to the matter, favouring Zoe, and hence why the reputations of "gamer" news sites are currently taking a substantial hit across social media. With that said. Zoe Quinn may be a gamer, but "Depression Question" is hardly a game. IN fact, the symbolic aspect of the title "Depression" subverts the very meaning of "game". "An activity that one engages in for amusement", hence, Zoe Quinn has managed to manipulate a plethora of so-called web "journalists" who cannot see beyond it. Instead lets call "Depression Quest" an interactive web app. Because that's what it is...
The judgement to make is that this Quinnspiracy mess is a result of corruption to start off with.
No matter how you look at it, it doesn't matter that Quinn is a female and happened to be a "game developer", she still offered bribes to further her own cause.
If you are a female and reading this post, remember this, Quinn does not represent females, she is representing herself and her own interests only - if it was a male building sexual relations with female journalists for favours - just like with Quinn, then who would you support? the male? or the community that's affected? Right... The male, because you also happen to be a Social Justice Warrior (SJW) who's also interested in your own cause.
Gamergate is ONLY about Quinn's involvement in the gaming community. Remember, the livelihoods of MALE journalists are also getting screwed over. So its not a sexist thing.
Intel pulling ads from Gamasutra, and therefore protecting the interests of the gaming community:
An example of narcissism, and "condescending" behaviour in females
Oh. And seriously, there is a reason why there is a social disparity between females and males in the world of information technology and computing exist.
And its because there's a stigma to it. The only real way for this stigma to be overcome is for more females to enter in computing courses at a young age, instead of pursing textiles, design and hospitality classes.
Though. Make your own judgements about what's going on in this scenario, before continuing. Because it is real, though quite hilarious.
"Radical feminism is wrong, because it rejects the idea of equality."
Radical feminism is a perspective within feminism that focuses on the hypothesis of patriarchy as a system of power that organizes society into a complex of relationships based on the assertion that male supremacy oppresses women. Radical feminism aims to challenge and overthrow patriarchy by opposing standard gender roles and oppression of women and calls for a radical reordering of society. Early radical feminism, arising within second-wave feminism in the 1960s, typically viewed patriarchy as a "transhistorical phenomenon" prior to or deeper than other sources of oppression, "not only the oldest and most universal form of domination but the primary form" and the model for all others. Later politics derived from radical feminism ranged from cultural feminism to more syncretic politics that placed issues of class, economics, etc. on a par with patriarchy as sources of oppression. Radical feminists locate the root cause of women's oppression in patriarchal gender relations, as opposed to legal systems (as in liberal feminism) or class conflict (as in socialist feminism and Marxist feminism).
 Willis, p. 117.
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 Willis, p. 141.
Social Justice Warriors do not promote "Social Justice", but in fact promote social injustice. Radical feminism is the branch of feminism that they propagate and attempt to brainwash others with. The use of the words "oppression", and "patriarchy" are recurring ideas that so-called "Social Justice Warriors" work with, and yet, hypocritically, even if they're not being oppressed in real life and given free-speech on Tumblr, still attempt to promote Radical Feminism for their own profit.
Social Justice Warriors can only exist as long as what they say are hip and trendy, and so until as we get ideas of true equality going, then the Radical Feminists are going to be the most vocal as the loud-mouthed hypocritical "Social Justice Warriors".
Over time, Radical Feminism will die down, and more Liberal ideas of Feminism will eventually propagate. Equality is what everyone deserves, so don't try to promote inequality just to be seen as promoting equality.
Radical Feminists on Tumblr (uhm...):http://sexselector.tumblr.com Source
So why do women hurt?
1. Patriarchy means patrilinealism, which means that males have the upperhand in picking mates. Males select for things in women that make subsequent generations more childlike instead of woman-like. This starts to become a problem for obvious reasons. We’re going on about 6,000 years of it, too.
2. Pollution by men’s industrial factories, radiation from men’s nuclear plants, EMF (coming off smart meters and those fuckign BP wind turbines that do almost nothing), poisoning with synthetic hormones like the pill and fertility drugs, GMOs and processed shit food that can’t hardly be gotten away from.
3. The psychological effect of being told by oppressors that a certain part of your body is a smelly dirty secret is that your brain will slowly stop giving that area quite so much maintenance/attention. When you feel like your menstrual muscles are atrophied, that’s because they are. :( Thought is powerful.
So there are the reasons that natural body processes of women hurt. Pain should never be considered a part of life. Being in pain is not a good evolutionary strategy. Of course, this will be a reason for evo psyche to say that women’s pain indicates that she needs male help at that time of month. Ah-ah-ah, now! Men’s choices in the patriarchy *created* women’s pain.
Radical Feminists on Reddit:
Radical Feminists on Twitter:@radicalbytes
The core value of patriarchal masculinity is control. It’s not a coincidence that control is central to many video game mechanics & stories.— Jonathan McIntosh (@radicalbytes) September 27, 2014
@AmandaKelsie I AM THE FUTURE, THE OPPRESSED WILL NOT STAY OPPRESSED FOR LONG— Katherine Gwynn (@AllidoisGwynn) April 27, 2014